Tate Ratledge is likely due for a rating bump when the next cycle realigns itself over the next few weeks.
It will be interesting to see where he goes. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Georgia commit handled himself very well at The Opening finals in Texas.
The Darlington School standout (Rome, Ga.) showed he has the clear ability and frame to rise above his current rating slots of No. 5 (tackle) and No. 38 (overall) on the 247Sports Composite.
He was the highest-rated OT prospect out in Texas, though. Paris Johnson (No. 1 OT) could not camp. UGA commit Broderick Jones (No. 2 OT) and Stanford pledge Myles Hinton (No. 3 OT) did not attend a regional in order to qualify for the event.
Nebraska commitment Turner Corcoran (No. 4 OT) also did not camp in Texas.
It left Ratledge there to deal with the bulk of the nation’s edge rushers who were out in Texas. He did very well, was named to the Opening finals “Final 5 OL group” and also posted some impressive testing numbers.
Check out these totals from his Opening combine testing at that event below.
What they said about: Georgia OT commit Tate Ratledge
How tough is that to get past on the line? A few other elite recruits weighed in on how tough it is to dip a shoulder past Ratledge.
5-star DL Bryan Bresee: “He’s going to be really good at Georgia,” Bresee said of Ratledge. “Big frame. Big body. Can move really well for his size. Just going to be a really good player for Georgia.”
5-star DE Korey Foreman (Class of 2021): “That’s probably the best matchup I have had in my life,” Foreman said. “It is really nice going against people this good. I love the competition. I love to compete. Tate is a really good athlete.”
4-star OLB B.J. Ojulari: “I think Tate is a great player,” Ojulari said. “He was one of the best tackles at The Opening in my opinion and his patience when he pass sets really stands out.”
What does former Alabama All-American OL Mike Johnson think Ratledge can be in college football? Check out the featured video above and below for another DawgNation “Reel Talk” episode breaking down Mr. Ratledge and his camp and high school highlight tapes.
NextPriority OL target Sedrick Van Pran previews his big weekend family...